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So, I'm trying to figure out my GPA for college applications. Can anyone explain the process of calculating it? Is it different for weighted and unweighted GPAs? Any help would be appreciated!

6 months ago

Calculating your GPA depends on whether you want to find your unweighted or weighted GPA. Here's a simple step-by-step explanation for both:

**Unweighted GPA:**

1. Assign a point value to each of your letter grades (typically A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) considering all your classes.

2. Add up the point values for all the courses you have taken.

3. Divide the total points by the number of courses you've taken. This will give you your unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Example: If you had 3 As, 2 Bs, and 1 C, then the point values would be 12 (3x4), 6 (2x3), and 2 (1x2), respectively. The unweighted GPA would be: (12+6+2) / 6 = 3.33

**Weighted GPA:**

1. For the weighted GPA, you'll need to account for the course level. Assign different additional point values depending on the course level (typically +1.0 for honors classes and +2.0 for AP or IB courses).

2. Start by assigning point values just like the unweighted GPA, but then add additional points for each weighted class. For example, if you earned an A in an AP class, it would be worth 6 points (4 for the A + 2 for the AP course).

3. Add up the point values for all the courses you have taken, taking these additional points into consideration.

4. Divide the total points by the number of courses you've taken. This will give you your weighted GPA on a usually 4.0 - 6.0 scale (5.0 scale in some cases).

Example: If you had 3 As (1 in AP, 1 in honors, 1 in regular), 2 Bs (both regular), and 1 C (in honors), then the point values would be: (6+5+4)+ (3+3)+ (3), respectively. The weighted GPA would be: (15+6+3) / 6 = 4.00

Keep in mind that different schools or districts may apply their own policies on weighting and scales, so it's essential to follow your school's system when calculating your GPA. Additionally, colleges might recalculate your GPA according to their specific methodology, so it's always a good idea to check each college's admission requirements or guidelines. Good luck!

6 months ago

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